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Make a holiday apartment in Benicarlo your home away from home

For an understated and classically Mediterranean getaway you could browse HomeAway’s choice of holiday apartments in Benicarlo. It’s a town within a region known for its agriculture, nature and traditional fishing villages. Visiting a holiday home in Benicarlo you can enjoy great food, sublime sandy beaches and choose from a catalogue of places to visit, from action-packed theme parks to areas of unspoiled natural splendour. Benicarlo holiday apartments are devised to match the requirements of families, especially those who are seeking a little indulgence; private pools are offered by many rentals, alongside all the comforts, connectivity and functionality you’d expect from a 21st Century home.

Things to do

-Beaches. In the Benicarlo area there are three sandy beaches – Mar Xica, Morongo and Gurugu. At more than a kilometre in length Mar Xica is the largest, and is also equipped with excellent services and facilities. In contrast, Gurugu is an 800-metre beach that is off the beaten track and unfrequented, even in the middle of the summer. Morrongo meanwhile is consistently awarded Blue Flag status for its superb amenities and cleanliness, and is close to Benicarlo’s restaurants and shops.

-Local heritage. Benicarlo was originally a Moorish town, and the layout from this time has been preserved to the present day. There are plenty of surprising little historical flourishes on the streets here, not least the coats of arms that still adorn many of the old stone buildings. The most attractive monuments in the town are the churches, mostly in the Baroque style. St. Bartholomew, with its octagonal bell-tower is a fantastic example.

-Nature. There’s a wonderful variety of terrain surrounding Benicarlo, from rocky limestone hills to the Ebre River Delta, home to wetlands. A little way north, the Serra del Montsia, with its craggy peaks and olive groves on its lower slopes, is a fabulous place for a walk. If you hold an interest in birdlife then the Ebre Delta is the place to go, with 95 species of breeding birds, and more than 300 overwintering species.

-Food and drink. What makes the cuisine of this area so exciting is its coastal location, combined with the rich fertility of the local soils. The town is surrounded by citrus orchards, and is close to one of Spain’s best-known rice-growing regions. It’s natural that rice-based seafood dishes like paella and black rice (sautéed squid or cuttlefish) are favourites here. Also keep an eye out for local artichokes, which have even earned designation of origin for their high quality.

-Day trips. The cities of Valencia and Tarragona are both moderate drives away. Valencia has some astounding modern architecture at the recent City of Arts and Science complex. In the other direction, Tarragona is celebrated for its history and was even the centre of the Roman empire for a short time. Outside Reus, families should be sure not to miss Port Aventura, possibly Spain’s top theme park.

Weather in Benicarlo

If you’re holidaying at Benicarlo self-catering accommodation in the summer, then it pays to pack for warm, sunny weather. Any time between May and October you can expect conditions that would be considered hot in the UK. By July and August daily highs regularly climb to the low-30s, and rain takes place only in short bursts. The remainder of the year gets pleasantly warm and mild weather, with more by way of rain. On a normal day in December for example, temperatures will peak in the mid-teens, and stay above freezing at night.

Travel to Benicarlo

Benicarlo lies between Barcelona and Valencia on the Mediterranean coast. Possibly the most convenient airport for Benicarlo holiday homes is Reus (REU), 120 kilometres northeast of the town. This destination gets a lot of traffic from the UK, particularly in the summer, when there are plenty of low-cost airlines serving Reus. By car, you can simply join the AP-7 toll road, for a journey that shouldn’t take more than an hour. There’s also a train station in Benicarlo, with links to both Valencia and Barcelona.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous town house with great facilities - would highly recommend.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The English owners were great to deal with. Great communication throughout. The house itself was utterly fabulous - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 5 metres from the pool and a good walk into the resort of Alcossebre. We couldn't have asked for any more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      fantastico

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Como mi segundo año de haber estado allí solo puedo decir que fantástico como siempre, volveremos...gracias Scott y Martín
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous relaxing summer holiday - superbly appointed spacious penthouse apartment - lovely location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From start to finish the experience of booking this apartment was effortless. The owners so responsive from booking to the end of our holiday. The reality of soaking in the view from the spacious well equipped balcony surpassed expectations. Pre holiday tips about travel, how to get there and what to do upon arrival were helpful. Instructions easily to hand for for TV, washer etc. Our family included us 'over fifty' and the rest of the family between 16 and 25. The apartment and the local village/town suited all our needs for a completely relaxing break but with enough nightlife for the younger end. We tried some of the restaurants recommended in the owners guide and weren't disappointed. The location is a little way from the village but what else do you have to rush for? The flip side is the complete stillness on an evening. The weather was fabulous for the whole two weeks except for lightening one night which was amazing to watch over the sea. A hidden gem was the balcony from the master bedroom. We left the door and curtain open every night and woke up to the beautiful sunshine every morning. The local area is very clean. The new supermarket ( walking/short drive) was bustling with every conceivable requirement including a huge fresh fish counter! Plenty of room and different areas to sit and relax on the huge balconies - taking in the complete solitude as you are reading or having a drink. Swimming pool clean and lovely and warm. Maintenance guy there most days. Even in August we had the pool to ourselves most days - you just listen out when another family finishes frolicking and nip down. Do explore the many beaches.Trip to the church on the hill is a must - the view is mesmerising. The day before home it was a bit cloudy so the two of us visited Peniscola. It was a fabulous hidden gem. You will not be disappointed. Wish we had visited earlier for an afternoon/ evening with the family. We hired our car from OK Rental which were great - off site ( a relief when you saw the queue in Barcelona Airport) however the car broke down on the slip road of the motorway one tea time in Benicassim. We used the helpline (based in Majorca). Car just lost acceleration and stopped (scary!) . Recovery vehicle arrived after an hour. Took the car and organised a taxi to Valencia about 180k away for another car. - no local office. Time consuming but good service. Yet to sort out monies but had extra insurance. Overall Ab Fab holiday
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016